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What Is Car Insurance?

Car insurance is an agreement where you pay an insurance company a premium, and the insurance company will cover the cost of particular damages during a certain time frame. Most states require that you have car insurance in order to legally drive on public roads.

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What Kinds of Auto Insurance Coverages Does The General Offer?

Depending on the laws in your state, you’ll need liability insurance at minimum. You can shop for more coverage than that based on your needs.

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The Importance of Comparing Insurance Quotes

When shopping for car insurance, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the best deal around. The General makes it easy for you to compare your quotes - in just two minutes you’ll get a quote, and you can save it to return later and compare it to other quotes you get online.

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Car Insurance Discounts

The General offers a few different kinds of discounts to help you save money in the short and long-term. Options like Good Student Discounts, bundling multiple drivers, and more could help you cut costs on your premiums, depending upon eligibility and availability in your state.

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The General Insurance App

Choose The General for auto insurance and take advantage of our new app! Use it to pay your bill, manage claims, view your insurance policy ID card, get on-demand support, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you get a quote, you’ll be able to choose the policy options that are right for you, whether you only want liability or want to add additional coverage. When you start your policy, you’ll immediately get your proof of insurance. You’ll be able to pay in full right away, or you can pay a down payment followed by recurring monthly payments.

Full coverage insurance includes comprehensive and collision coverage as well as uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance. The General offers full coverage options for our drivers interested in coverage beyond liability insurance.

The cost of car insurance varies based on age, location, and make, model, and year of your car, among other factors. We offer affordable costs of insurance coverage, including for drivers usually considered high-risk. Get a quote today to see our competitive rates.

We welcome any and all feedback. Simply call us at 1-844-327-9870, or schedule a call to skip the phone menu and we’ll call back at your convenience.

If you need help with a claim, contact our claims department at 1-800-280-1466. Report a new claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For existing claims, contact us Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST to PST).

The General offers coverage options that include insuring your rental. Check your policy or contact customer service to determine if your car insurance coverage includes rental cars.

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